VIDEO: Domestic dispute leads to deadly shooting in Redwood City


REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — Officers fired at least one shot while responding to a 43-year-old man who later shot fatally himself in the head Tuesday afternoon in Redwood City, after the man had allegedly showed up to his ex-wife’s workplace armed with a gun, according to police.

The shooting happened at a business park near Penobscot and Saginaw at around 2:20 p.m., police said.

At about 2:15 p.m., a 44-year-old woman called police to say that her ex-husband arrived at her work, in the 400 block of Penobscot Drive, and was chasing her around the parking lot, Deputy Police Chief Gary Kirby said.

When the woman refused to talk to him, he went to his pickup truck and retrieved what police believe was a handgun, according to Kirby.

The armed man then continued to chase the woman through the area, and fired at least one shot, Kirby said.

When police arrived, they chased the man to 220 Saginaw where they engaged in a brief negotiation.

At one point, shots were fired and a Redwood City police officer discharged his weapon.

It is unclear if the single shot fired from an officer hit the man.

The man also shot himself in the face. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman fled the scene in her car. She was uninjured.

At one point, the man brandished the gun at officers, prompting an officer to fire a single shot. It was not immediately clear if the man was struck by the gunfire.

When officers tried to get the man to put down the gun, he did not comply and shot himself in the head, according to police.

The woman was the one who initially called the police.

Police say the woman had a restraining order against the man. The suspect has also had two encounters with police within the last month.

On March 10, the man allegedly broke into a house he and the woman had shared at one point, prompting her to call police. Police provided an emergency restraining order for the woman.

Officers also took away weapons that belonged to the man. The man then violated the restraining order days later.

Kirby described the man as an “individual who was not in the right mindset.”

The man’s identity has not been released.

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an investigation into the incident, according to Kirby.

The officer who fired the single shot had been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the preliminary outcome of an investigation, which will be conducted by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, according to police.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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